Friday, September 28, 2012

So, You Want To Be a Comic Book Artist?

by Philip Amara

Today I want to share with you the book "So, You Want To Be A Comic Book Artist?" by Philip Amara.  What makes this book extra special for us is that my son got to have one of his comics featured in the book!  As you may know, my son likes to write and read comics so this is a pretty big deal.  If you have a budding comic artist in your life, I think you'll want to check out this book.  Here's why. . . 

So, You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist gives you solid tips on how to create, publish and market your own comics.   Specifically, you'll find chapters on, Starting a Studio, Illustration Tips and Tricks, Character Creation, Comic Book Scripts, Layout, Copy-Shop Comics, Self-Promotion, Portfolios, and Industry Info.  You'll also find in the book interviews with comic industry professionals.

What I like about this book is that Philip shares useful information that even adults can benefit from but a child can understand.  For example, he talks about specific jobs within the industry: Writer, Penciler, Inker, Letterer, Colorist, and Editor.  He breaks down what a comic is composed of: panels, gutters, balloons, captions, and title. This book gives the reader real applicable information to become an artist.

My son's comic

Want to learn more about So, You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist and the author?  Check out the sample pages at Beyond Words or check out Philip's Tumblr page.


Cassi said...

Congratulations to your son! That's great! The book sounds really interesting :)

LimeRiot said...

How exciting!! The Silver Shadow is a hero :).

Michelle L. said...

Wow, he's famous! And published! Congrats to the young artist, and it looks like a wonderful book.

Zakka Life said...

Cassi & Michelle L,

Thanks for the congrats' comments. I will pass it on.

Caca said...

wow, I like your son's comic, well structure and very interesting.

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